Abbey Travel will be launching its new Over 50s Getaways brochure this month. Meanwhile, prices for September 2012 to June 2013 are now available and start from €445 per person sharing. Packages include return flights, seven nights hotel and transfers, and some include an excursion. In Spain and the Canary Islands half-board accommodation is included with wine and water, while packages to Portugal are on a B&B basis.
Abbey Travel has great offers for those over 50 looking for a break in the sun.
There are regular departures to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands and resorts include Costa del Sol, Majorca, Catalan Coast, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon Coast and the Algarve.
On the Catalan Coast, Calella stretches for 3km along the golden beaches of the Mediterranean, lined with terraces and restaurants serving the best of Catalan cuisine. The old part of town, around the church of Santa María, is a maze of pedestrian streets waiting to be explored. The promenade on Calella’s waterfront leads you to the lighthouse, which has become an emblem of the town. There are regular trains along the coast and to Barcelona.
Santa Susanna, situated between Malgrat de Mar and Pineda de Mar, is a quiet village that offers 2km of broad beaches with golden sand, surrounded by pine groves. Santa Susanna is one of the Maresme villages with the most surviving ancient watchtowers. They were built from the 15th to 18th centuries to defend against pirate attacks and, of the seven still in existence, one is home to the train station (for trains along the coast and to Barcelona).